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March 2021

  • 26th March 2021 - Friday
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Stavros Lambrinidis, European Union Ambassador to the United States, among Featured Speakers in March

March programs: 2nd at 12:00pm Kozmetsky Forum on Developing a Diverse Internship Portfolio // 3rd at 9:00am UK Fireside Chat with Kunal Khatri, UK’s Deputy HM Trade Commissioner for the USA and Geoffrey Camp, Aerospace and Defense State Director at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce // 3rd at 1:45pm Case Study on Social Entrepreneurship in Latin America use promo code VIP01 // 3rd at 5:00pm Global Perspectives with Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations // 6th…

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April 2021

Kozmetsky Forum on Cybersecurity Threats and Challenges

The World Affairs Council of Austin has partnered with the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward’s University to offer a series of Forums on Global Investment, Finance, Emerging Markets and Geopolitical Risk. Our next Forum featuring guest speaker Donovan Blaylock, Research Principal with Sailpoint, will focus on Cybersecurity Threats and Challenges. Donovan Blaylock is a Research Principal for SailPoint Technologies. SailPoint provides Identity and Access Security globally for organizations looking to effectively secure who has access…

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Globalist Coffeehouse on the Quad and its Role in the Indo-Pacific

The Austin World Affairs Council, in association with the San Antonio WAC Young Professionals, will host the Globalist Coffeehouse on Thursday, April 15th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The topic is:    The “Quad” and its role in the Indo-Pacific as a counterbalance to China. Recently, the Quad has been in the news. Since 2004 the “Quadrilateral Security Dialogue,” composed of Australia, India, Japan, and the US, has been meeting informally and conducting joint regional military exercises. Now China’s politically motived sanctions…

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UK Fireside Chat on Smart Cities

The World Affairs Council of Austin, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, and The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) host a series of fireside chats. Learn from successful entrepreneurs who have successfully expanded their business to the UK. Find out what worked well as they share their lessons and tips on how to make global expansion work for your business. The Fireside chat series is live and interactive; attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. The series will be…

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  • 26th April 2021 - Monday
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Ambassador Hyoeun Jenny Kim among Featured Speakers in April

April events: 6th at 12:00pm Kozmetsky Forum featuring Donovan Blaylock, Research Principal at Sailpoint, on Cybersecurity Threats and Challenges// 15th at 10:00am Europe Webinar Series: Doing Business in Germany // 15th at 6:30pm Globalist Coffeehouse on the Quad and its Role in the Indo-Pacific // 16th at 9:00am UK Fireside Chat on Smart Cities with British Consul General Richard Hyde // 19th-25th Climate Week 2021 featuring Ambassador Hyoeun Jenny Kim, Deputy Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) //  

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May 2021

Texas-Europe Union Business Seminar and Summit Online Preview

After a year off due to the global shutdown, the Summit is back with a virtual mini-event preview on May 11th and a full day in-person event scheduled for September 21, 2021. Participants in the May event will be briefed on the business climate and opportunities within key EU markets and sectors. They will also have the opportunity to interact and make connections with European trade representatives. Agenda 9:30am Welcome Remarks 9:45am EU Market Access Part I: Ireland, Italy and…

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NATO 2030: Strengthening the Alliance to Address New Security Threats

May 17 @ 12:00 PM - May 27 @ 5:00 PM
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With the next Summit of Allied Leaders set to take place at NATO headquarters in Brussels on June 14, the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) will host a forward-looking online speaker series from May 17th-27th.  High-level NATO officials and ambassadors from Allied countries will discuss the following critical topics: May 17th: "NATO as Strategic Anchor - Arms Control and Russia" May 19th: "21st Century Dilemmas of a Nuclear Alliance" May 20th: "Climate, Security, and Green Defense" May 24th: "Outer…

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Globalist Coffeehouse: Food Diplomacy

Please join like-minded “global thinkers” for a monthly discussion on the major political/economic issues that our world is currently experiencing. Depending on COVID-19 numbers, we hope to host an in-person series of the Globalist in June or July! This month’s topic is: Food Diplomacy “Food Diplomacy” can be described as an interesting international business strategy that can bring countries together or even divide them. Think back to the days when kings would host banquets and lure their enemies to share secrets.…

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June 2021

Extend your Business to France with the French Tech Visa

The World Affairs Council of Austin invites you to join a session hosted by our friends at French Tech Austin.  The French Tech Visa is a simplified, fast-track option for non-EU startup employees, founders and investors to obtain a residence permit for France.  Attendees will learn what the French Tech Visa is and the criteria to obtain one.

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  • 9th June 2021 - Wednesday
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Iran: Upcoming Elections & U.S. Diplomacy

Learn more about Iran’s elections and the impact on U.S. diplomacy. Panelists include: -Ambassador Thomas Shannon Jr. Senior International Policy Advisor, Arnold & Porter -Dr. Roxanne Farmanfarmaian University of Cambridge, Department of Politics & International Studies -Dr. Ben Radd UCLA Center for Middle East Development Speakers: Ambassador Thomas Shannon Jr. Senior International Policy Advisor @Arnold & Porter Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. brings more than three decades of government service and diplomatic experience to his practice, providing strategic counsel to clients…

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